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Carnegie Hall Debut by Violinist and DMA candidate Magdalena Filipczak

Creative Classical Concert Management presents the Carnegie Hall debut of award-winning Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak on Tuesday, May 30th at 8pm in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The program is inspired by the phantasy motif, including Phantasies by Schubert, Wieniawski and Schönberg. Filipczak showcases selections from her debut album, Essence of Violin, including works by […]

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Fresh Science conference features

On March 23–24 2023, Visiting Scholar Researcher Liza Sirenko (Ukraine) co-organized “Fresh Science,” 17th International Youth Scientific and Practical Online Conference. The conference featured a number of scholars from around the world, including a number of DMA and PhD students from the Graduate Center CUNY. One of keynote talks was given by Prof. Joseph Straus. […]

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Events of special interest to music theorists held at the CUNY Graduate Center

Events of special interest to music theorists held at the CUNY Graduate Center  During the semester, the Music Department presents a number of formal and informal events, meetings, and guest lectures that are available to students of the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center. These events include: Theory Group meetings: informal gatherings where […]

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Music Theory Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Recent Graduates Here is a list of (now former) students with newly minted Ph. Ds from the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center, along with their current position: Stephen Gomez, 2023 “Form in Hip-Hop: Techniques, Aesthetics, and Meanings.” (University of Alabama) Charles Weaver, 2023 “The Solesmes Theory of Plainchant Rhythm: Its Sources, Methods, and […]

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The Elebash Award

The Elebash Award About the Award: The Baisley Powell Elebash Fund Committee welcomes applications from doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center pursuing topics related to music in New York City (this is broadly defined as anywhere in the five boroughs or Greater NYC area). Topics must seriously engage the cultural, political, and/or social context […]

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javier diaz

GC Graduate’s Arrangement Performed on ESPN

NYU Percussion Ensemble on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown This weekend’s broadcast of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN will feature a performance of NYU Percussion faculty member Javier Diaz’s arrangement of “In the Air Tonight” by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Haas. On the 40th anniversary of the release of the Phil Collins song, NFL players from across the […]

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